0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Skin pH Pattern in the Newborn Infant

HANS BEHRENDT, M.D.; MARVIN GREEN, M.D.
AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(1):35-41. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050037006.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

A markedly acid surface reaction is a characteristic attribute of the healthy human skin. The physiologic occurrence of strictly localized zones where acidity is diminished has been the subject of previous reports1,2; they deal primarily with differences among the skin pH patterns of children, adolescents, and adults.

Little is known about the skin pH of infants during the first month after birth. The only pertinent investigation known to us is that of Taddei.3 His findings uniformly demonstrate that the skin pH is maintained in the neighborhood of 6.5 from birth through the 20th day. The presence of such uniform and relatively elevated values would tend to indicate that the mechanism responsible for the physiologic acidification of the skin surface has not yet developed in these young infants.

Our own studies do not confirm Taddei's findings. It is the purpose of this communication to report the results of skin

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();